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Does Ky Cause Yeast Infections
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Not typically: Yeast infections typically cause redness and irritation, but not typically bumps that bleed. I would definitely be seen by a gynecologist so that you can get a thorough check up to make sure it's not anything else. Bumps are caused by hpv, herpes, blocked follicles, sebaceous cysts, that sort of thing. ...Read more
Highly unlikely: Unless the condom had been open some time & become contaminated, highly unlikely that it could cause a yeast problem. Remote possibility: if condom had spermicidal agent on it, that may have somehow upset the balance between yeast and normal bacteria in the vagina, but have never seen that reported before. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: They do not. Allergy is heralded by itching, redness and irritation immediately following contact. ...Read more
It may.: Yeast infections are due to a fungus called candida which is normally found in the vagina. However, if there is a lack of healthy vaginal bacteria it can lead to overgrowth of yeast. Some causes of overgrowth: antibiotics, ^ estrogen (pregnancy or some birth control pills), malfunctioning immune system, diabetes mellitus as well as friction against vaginal tissues (intercourse) and douching. ...Read more
HYDROCORTISONE: Hydrocortisone creams sometimes makes fungal infections worse. If you are sure it's a fungal infection (how do you know?), then an otc cream like lotrimin (clotrimazole) or Monistat applied twice daily might help. Also no soaps; use gentle cleansers like cetaphil or neutrogena. If no better in a few days, see a dermatologist. Best luck! ...Read more
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